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Love Letters (1983)

Anna is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man. She works for a Los Angeles public radio ... See full summary »

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Amy Holden Jones
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Anna
Bonnie Bartlett ... Maggie / Anna's mother
Matt Clark ... Chuck / Anna's father
James Keach ... Oliver / Anna's lover
Bud Cort ... Danny
Amy Madigan ... Wendy
Brian Wood Brian Wood ... Frank
Phil Coccioletti Phil Coccioletti ... Ralph Glass
Larry Cedar ... Jake
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Oliver's client
Jeff Doucette ... Hippie #1
Sally Kirkland ... Hippie #2
Betsy Toll Betsy Toll ... Marcia Newell
Lyman Ward ... Morgan Crawford
Shelby Leverington Shelby Leverington ... Edith
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Anna is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man. She works for a Los Angeles public radio station. She often must care for her alcoholic father and comply with his many demands. When she finds love letters, revealing her mother's longtime involvement with someone else, she develops a romantic notion of the idea as something suitable for herself. She meets a photographer, Oliver, who is happily married and a father. Their physical attraction is immediate and they begin a torrid affair, but he cautions her from the start that he has no intention of leaving his family. She has no objection, enjoying the sex and intimacy for the time being, until feelings develop and she begins to desire a permanent relationship, intruding on his privacy in the process, with unhappy consequences for all. In the end she finally meets the man her mother had an affair with and she decides to take a job offer at a ...

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Taglines:

Sometimes It's Right To Do the Wrong Thing.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Amy Madigan is playing pool with Jamie Lee, she strikes a striped ball first rather than the cue ball on two different occasions which is not allowed by rule. See more »


Soundtracks

Contrapunctus 1
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
L.A. Saxophone Quartet
Protone Records
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A sad, but moving motion picture. Should be a classic.
20 May 2000 | by bigpappa1--2See all my reviews

After her mother dies, Jamie Lee Curtis discovers love letters from a man her mom had been having an affair with for several years and begins an affair all her own. Jamie Lee Curtis is heartbreakingly displayed at her absolute best in her first non-horror film ( not Trading Places ).Acting is also good all around and this is a very well done, very adult, motion picture. Roger Corman was shockingly the producer of this film ( his very best movie). A sad and often moving movie about how everybody longs to be loved.

Also Known As: Passion Play and My Love Letters. Rating: 9 and a 1/2 out of 10. Also features the memorable tagline: Sometimes it's right, to do the wrong thing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Love Letters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,269,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,269,990
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Production Co:

Millenium See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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